The Info Lit team have acquired a fantastic new robot.
His name is Ollie.
You can use your iPhone or iPad as a remote to control Ollie or you can use an App to program him.
Over the weekend, I took Ollie home and worked on learning to use
Tynker (free or $7.49) to program him.
I think I still have quite a bit of learning to do.
They were thought to be extinct for over 80 years… Until a handfull of these amazing stick insects were found clinging to a small bush on Balls Pyramid off Lord Howe Island. Invertebrate specialist Rohan Cleave shows us why these ‘land lobsters’ are so freaky cool, and how Melbourne Zoo saved the species from extinction.
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In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatching process has never been witnessed. If you didn’t see it you wouldn’t believe it could fit in that egg!
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Lord Howe Island Stick Insects – Blog Post
Watch the videos and read the information on the
Zoos Victoria website. Write a blog post about the stick insect that includes the answers to the following questions.
What happened to the Lord Howe Island Stick Insects that were living in the wild on Lord Howe Island?
How long were they thought to be extinct?
Where and when were the surviving insects found?
How is Melbourne Zoo helping to save this critically endangered species?
Are there any Lord Howe Island Stick Insects (living in the wild on Lord Howe Island now?
Your writing should flow and make sense. It should not be a list of disconnected sentences.
You may include extra information that is not related to the questions BUT only include information from the Zoos Victoria website and the videos.
Include at least three
relevant photos Remember to add references for all your information and pictures.
Proof read your work very carefully
Add your name as a category for your blog post
Google "insect recipes" and select either "Top 11 bug recipes - Telegraph" or "20 Delicious Bug Recipes from Chefs|TIME". Choose a recipe and post it. Include an image and your thoughts on the idea of eating insects. Make sure you reference and categorize your work.
Commercial companies use a range of advertising strategies to encourage us to buy their products.
In pairs, visit the MacDonald UK media channel and select one of their campaign videos to watch.
Discuss the add with your partner.
What advertising device was used?
Who is this add aimed at?
Would it convince you to buy MacDonalds?
Would it convince other people to buy MacDonalds?
Is it a fair to advertise in this way?
Create a blog post, on your class blog, to discuss your findings
Embed your MacDonalds Video.
Add your text
Add your first name as the catergory
Publish your post.
Making your Avatar:
What is an avatar you ask? Well its an image that represents you! Here are two sites you can use:
Here is a free App recommended by students in 6MK
Please create an avatar
Remember you don’t need to sign up. Just take a screen shot and then crop it.
Use WebDAV Nav+ to upload it to our school network. Save it into the folder Class/_Grade6/Your class/InfoLit/Avatars
Please don’t use your school photo.
If you find any other useful websites or apps could you please add a comment. ~ Thank you.
This week we have been making Research hotlists.
We have chosen topics of interest, located relevant websites and then created posters to assist other students with their research.
Click on the images below and then use your QR code reader to find out more about:
Heidelberg Warriors United
VIDEO Selecting a video
Creating a QR code
Visit QR Stuff
Create a QR code for your video
Save your QR code to your camera roll
Creating an Animal Picture
Use our Art supplies to create a 2D A4 image of your animal
Finalising your Poster
Use PicCollage to create:
A text box with your name and grade
A text box with a phrase designed to encourage people to scan your QR code
Your QR code
Arrange your items in the same positions you intend to use them on your poster. That way you can get a good idea of the size they will print out.
Make sure the background of your PicCollage is white
Print out your PicCollage and attach the text elements
Back your final poster with complimentary coloured cover paper
Scanning the Posters
Use i-nigma to scan the QR codes of posters that pique your interest.